Commencement 2020

The Class of 2020 finally had their Commencement ceremony – four and half months after they completed their academic requirements.

On October 9, graduates were welcomed back to campus for the ceremony that had been denied due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring. Wearing face masks and socially distanced across the Rock Bowl field, the newst alumni of Loras Collge walked across the stage to mark the achievement.

You can watch the full Commencement ceremony below or by clicking here.

You can also see images from both the Commencement ceremony and the Baccalaurate mass in this gallery:

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).